Canton, Mississippi Population 2021

11,896
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Canton is a city located in Mississippi. With a 2020 population of 11,896, it is the 34th largest city in Mississippi and the 2737th largest city in the United States. Canton is currently declining at a rate of -0.83% annually and its population has decreased by -9.80% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,189 in 2010. Canton reached it's highest population of 12,911 in 2000. Spanning over 22 miles, Canton has a population density of 559 people per square mile.

The average household income in Canton is $48,251 with a poverty rate of 25.55%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $777 per month, and the median house value is $119,200. The median age in Canton is 33.7 years, 32 years for males, and 36.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 92.0 males.

Canton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Canton was:

  • Black or African American: 72.96%
  • White: 21.40%
  • Other race: 2.43%
  • Asian: 1.64%
  • Two or more races: 1.32%
  • Native American: 0.26%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Canton, Mississippi is 11,896, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 12,193.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 13,189.

Canton, Mississippi Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
Black or African American8,91772.96%
White2,61521.40%
Some Other Race2972.43%
Asian2001.64%
Two or More Races1611.32%
American Indian and Alaska Native320.26%
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Canton Population by Race

Canton Population Pyramid 2021

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Canton Median Age

33.7


Total

32


Male

36.1


Female

Canton Adults

There are 9,017 adults, (1,903 of whom are seniors) in Canton.

Canton Age Dependency

71.8

Age Dependency Ratio

26.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Canton Sex Ratio

Female

6,367

52.09%

Male

5,855

47.91%

Canton Population by Age

Canton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Canton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married59.7%40.3%
All42.2%57.8%
Male40.4%59.6%
Non Family38.4%61.6%
Female29.5%70.5%

42.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Canton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,7742.3942.2
Non Family1,8211.1138.4
Married1,3592.9159.7
Female1,3073.529.5
Male2873.0140.4

3.06

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

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Canton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6177.68%
9th to 12th Grade1,47718.39%
High School Graduate2,18327.18%
Some College1,48018.43%
Associates Degree82910.32%
Bachelors Degree94911.82%
Graduate Degree4976.19%
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Canton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Canton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Black5,6684,089736
White1,7161,540649
Hispanic40725550
Asian1903811
Other Race11522
Multiple Races4316
Native American237

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 89.74%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 37.82%.

Canton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,165$30,655$24,132
Less Than High School$19,283$27,978$17,115
High School Grad$24,779$24,544$25,076
Some College$26,906$41,010$24,609
Bachelors Degree$32,591$33,818$28,846
Graduate Degree$49,654$73,667$49,058

$26,165

Average Earnings

$30,655

Average Male

$24,132

Average Female

Canton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Canton Language by Age

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Canton Language

91.05% of Canton residents speak only English, while 8.95% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.17% of the population.

Canton Language

Canton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black8,4492,33827.67%
Hispanic93233335.73%
White1,8061498.25%
Multiple15313890.20%
Asian1902613.68%
Other264228.33%
Native14321.43%

25.55%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.80%

Male Poverty Rate

27.87%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Canton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Canton is Multiple, with 90.20% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Canton is White, with 8.25% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.32%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.61%.

Canton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School34.97%
High School17.11%
Some College11.79%
Bachelors or Greater8.63%

Canton Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed55.00%
Male Unemployed30.00%
Female Employed16.45%
Male Employed5.61%

Canton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Canton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$33,634$48,251
Families$39,367$56,494
Married Families$54,031-
Non Families$26,462$32,936
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Income by Household Type

Canton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

34.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

40.7%

Male Marriage Rate

29.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Canton Married by Age and Sex

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Canton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Canton Marital Status by Race

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Canton Marital Status

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411

Number of Veterans

411

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam147
First Gulf War94
Second Gulf War81
World War II
Korea

Canton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74116
35 to 54103
55 to 6495
18 to 3471
75+26

Canton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
Black2814.39%
White1225.62%
Hispanic428.81%
Other85.48%

Canton Veterans by Race

Canton Veterans by Education

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4.14%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Canton Veterans by Education

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60.6%

Labor Force Participation

58%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

Canton Employment by Age

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Canton Employment by Race

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Canton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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81.89%

Born in Mississippi

94.10%

Native Born

5.90%

Foreign Born

3.63%

Non Citizen

2.27%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.10% of Canton residents were born in the United States, with 81.89% having been born in Mississippi. 3.63% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Canton Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202111,896-99-0.83%
202011,995-99-0.82%
201912,094-99-0.81%
201812,193150.12%
201712,178-116-0.94%
201612,294-50-0.41%
201512,344-62-0.50%
201412,4064513.77%
201311,955-25-0.21%
201211,980-26-0.22%
201112,006-13-0.11%
201012,019-892-0.71%
200012,9112,8492.52%
199010,062-1,054-0.99%
198011,1166130.57%
197010,5037960.79%
19609,7072,6593.25%
19507,0481,0371.60%
19406,0111,2862.44%
19304,7251,4733.81%
19203,252-677-1.87%
19103,9295251.44%
19003,4040.00%

Canton Population by Year